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Daniggelis, Doherty Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy League

Nicole Daniggelis and Christina Doherty celebrate a goal. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Nicole Daniggelis and Christina Doherty celebrate a goal. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Third Weekly Award for Daniggelis this Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the third time this season, the Yale women's lacrosse team has had a pair of players earn weekly awards from the Ivy League. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and junior midfielder Christina Doherty (Bernardsville, N.J.) was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.

Daniggelis and Doherty helped Yale to a 9-6 Ivy League win over Columbia at Reese Stadium this past Saturday, a win that moved Yale within one game of the two teams tied for third in the league standings. Earlier in the week, the Bulldogs nearly pulled off an upset of No. 15 Stony Brook, falling to the Seawolves 11-9.

Daniggelis became the Ivy League's single season draw control record holder Wednesday, getting her 83rd draw of the year to break the previous record. She finished the week with 90 draw controls for the season, including four in each game this week.   

Daniggelis also led Yale with six goals Wednesday vs. Stony Brook, which entered the week with the No. 1 scoring defense in the country. For the week she led the team in goals (seven), points (nine), draw controls (eight) and shooting percentage (.583). She is third in the league in points and tied for third in the league in goals for the season (36-12-48).

Daniggelis has started 23 straight games. She was a 2013 IWLCA All-Northeast Region, Synapse Sports All-Rookie Team and first team All-Ivy League selection. A member of Berkeley College at Yale, she attended Smithtown East High School.

This is the third weekly award from the league for Daniggelis this year, including two times when she and senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) were honored in the same week.

Doherty tied Yale's single-game record with five caused turnovers Wednesday vs. Stony Brook, helping Yale hold SBU to its lowest goal total since Mar. 1 (vs. No. 5 Florida). She added three more CTs vs. Columbia Saturday to post a team-best eight caused turnovers for the week. She also led the team with seven ground balls, including five vs. Stony Brook.

For the season, Doherty is fourth in the league with 18 caused turnovers for the season. One of the league's best defensive midfielders, she also scored two goals this week to improve her season goal total to a career-high 10.

Doherty has started 43 straight games.  A member of Pierson College at Yale, she is majoring in political science. Prior to Yale she attended Kent Place, earning all-state honors as a senior.

Yale next plays at Cornell Saturday at 3:00 p.m.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity